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Home Reading

Please encourage your child to read at home regularly. Home readers should be returned to school at least once a week so that we can ensure your child has a new book to read as soon as possible. In literacy we are currently looking at non-fiction books. Please ask your child questions about the books they are reading, focusing on the presentation of the text, e.g headings, subheadings, captions, diagrams etc in information books.

 

Communication

Please inform us if your child is being picked up by an adult at the end of the school day who is not on the list. We appreciate your support in this matter.

 

P.E

We have P.E. on a Thursday afternoon. The children should have a white T-shirt, black/navy shorts and a pair of pumps, (football kits are not allowed). Trainers can also be included for outdoor sports. Please make sure your child keeps their PE kit in school. They may bring in tracksuit bottoms for PE in this colder weather.

 

Curriculum

Our Creative Curriculum topic for Spring 2 is ‘Third Rock from the Sun’. We will be learning about the different rock types, soils and fossils. The topic is science based and we combine it with learning about non- fiction reading and writing. We also learn about volcanoes and earthquakes as part of our geography work. In history we learn about the Stone Age through to the Iron Age and look at Skara Brae and Stonehenge. In RE we will be learning about charities and how we help others. In Computing we will be doing programming and in Art and Design we will be making 3D models.

 

Homework

We will be continuing to send home weekly spellings. These have proved to be very successful and popular with pupils. Our mental maths focus is now on times tables and we will be doing some times table tests in the future. The Y3 focus is the three, four and eight times tables. We have added additional books to the online homework scheme and regularly update the maths games for pupils on Abacus online.

 

School Visits

No trips are planned as yet for this half term.

 

Teachers and Support Staff

Mrs Sayer 3S and Miss Bennett 3B are the teachers in Y3. Mrs Burchardt is our fulltime LSA and Mrs Newby works with us on the mornings. Please see Mrs Burchardt with any enquiries about Home Readers. 3B will have a student teacher working with them this half term.

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